The Vijay Park Hotel Chennai
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... fact the Ripon building is a suggested attraction by the government run tourist centre, you are not allowed to take photos and i had a whistle blown at me and was shooed away when i approached the building. I did get manage to get one sneaky shot though. From here i headed to George town, known as Black town during the colonial days but was renamed in 1911 when King George V was crowned Emperor of India. The most famous structure here is Fort St. George. This ...
... fireworks from our rooftop.
Diwali seems to be like fireworks night, though instead of kids messing about setting off little bangers during the day, there are men setting off loud firecrackers on the street.... From 6am! By night though it was more about the pretty displays, rockets and "star" fireworks. Seeing it from the rooftop was so amazing. It took our breath away. Diwali from a rooftop, seeing buildings lit up for split seconds when ...
... day of steady touristing ( I've invented a new verb), we went back to the Madras club for a quick bite to eat and a shower. The managing director of our travel agency has been a member of this club for about ten years, and he signed us into the pool area ( for a shower) as his guests and treated us to a meal in the poolside cafe - this was to make up for the hassle we had when we had to swap drivers a few days ...
An annoying start to the day. We get a call at 4am to advise that our taxi is here...despite telling the guy who arranged it at least three times that we don't need to leave till 5am. Last night I had to try to (politely) explain to two men cleaning the room opposite that it was 11pm, we had to get up early and it would be good if they spoke to each other instead of shouting. Try explaining that in sign language!
We check out at 4.45am and the night porter ...
... each stare is penetrating, intense and frankly its unnerving, and as you sit there minding your own business, people will come right up to you, look over your shoulder and stare at what you are reading or writing, oblivious to any concerns for privacy you might have. Safe to say I have mastered the art of zoning out my peripherals, I look straight ahead and pretend that the 50 eyes on me aren't really there. Although there are times when I'll be sat somewhere and ...